SK: Fw: HB 4632

Marcel Frank Boesch PA-C mfbpac2 at
Tue Feb 12 10:38:12 PST 2008


I totally nderstand your frustrations DO NOT TELL ANYONE ABOUT YOUR CHILD. tHESE PEOPLE ARE NAASTY. The reason being is that skunks are a rabies vector species and that is the problem. 

I just recently lost my little buddy and it hurt worse that losing a human. He saved my life and the f--en vet told me he would be ok and he passed in my arms. I had a funeral service for him and he was cremated.

Be careful

Best Mark

----- Original Message ----
From: "laurafrahm at" <laurafrahm at>
To: Friends and fans of skunks. <skunks at>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2008 9:07:07 AM
Subject: Re: SK: Fw: HB 4632

Hi Dominique,
I emailed you from Arizona.  I am not sure of the law back in 1986.  I just got Rosebud without even realizing there might have been a problem.  I think at the time because she was brown not black I did not have a problem.  I know black skunks were not allowed.  When I talked to game and fish here in Maricopa county he said I could get one and take my chances but it would break my heart to have a pet taken away so I haven't  checked any further.  As I said she was wonderful.  We had her spayed, kept her nails SHORT so she couldn't dig and she was wonderful.  I don't know who to contact here but I will do some checking.
I kept her inside and only took her out with a leash as she was trained to that.  
Laura Frahm
---- dominique durbin <driller_dominique at> wrote: 

----- Forwarded Message ----
From: "StateRep12 at" <StateRep12 at>
To: driller_dominique at
Sent: Saturday, February 9, 2008 6:17:27 PM
Subject: Re: HB 4632

Thank you for your email. I have discussed this matter with a few of us 'city girl'  type legislators who have received your request and we are having  a bill drafted. 
Before we file the bill however, I would be curious to know the history of why having a skunk as a pet was ever removed? Any historical perspective you can provide would be appreciated. 
Sara Feigenholtz
Please add to this ammendmet a motion to strike the following  underlined sentance in the illinois wildlife code
(520 ILCS 5/3.25) (from Ch. 61, par. 3.25) which currently reads:  
No furbearing mammal breeder permits will be issued to hold, possess, or engage in the breeding and raising of striped skunks acquired after July 1, 1975, or coyotes acquired after July 1, 1978, except for coyotes that are held or possessed by a person who holds a hound running area permit under Section 3.26 of this Act. 

Please help relegalize domestic skunks as pets.
Thank You,
Dominique Durbin
R.R. 2 Box 59 A
Farina, IL 62838
618 780-1727

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